4 Patchwork Cardigans and Sweaters – Free Knitting Patterns

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Hello there, crafty fashion lovers! What’s up? We have a special, super trendy treat for you today – free knitting Patchwork Cardigan and Sweater Patterns.

Yarn is a medium and f you like modern handmade fashion, you are certainly going to fall in love with this idea by JW Anderson. Her cardigan knitting pattern design was recreated by some brilliant artists in hundreds versions.

Which color version are you going to go for? We are so curious! The final effect will be out of this world anyway, undoubtedly! Bold shades or pastels? Please share your thoughts with us.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Lacy Wraps and Charming Retro Sweaters for Fall.

1. Colour Block Patchwork Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

It’s time for fashion in Harry Styles’ manner! We are obsessed with all the bold colors annie-eclb used in this version of the brilliant knitting pattern for patchwork cardigan by JW Anderson.

You need a pop of color like this one in your life for spring, undoubtedly!

Level: upper beginner Author: JW Anderson/ annie-eclb

Knitted Colour Block Patchwork Cardigan

The original pattern is on jwanderson.com. Info about this version by annie-eclb and the photos are on ravelry.com.

2. Colour Block Patchwork Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

This color palette is truly poetic! We fell head over heels in love with this version of the patchwork sweater. What do you think?

Feuerfangen has a taste for fashionable shades, evidently. She based this knitted sweater on a viral patchwork cardi pattern. Like we were inspired by her great artwork, so will you!

Level: upper beginner Author: JW Anderson/Feuerfangen

Knitted Colour Block Patchwork Cardigan

The original pattern is on jwanderson.com. For additional info about this version by Feuerfangen and the photos please visit ravelry.com.

3. Festival Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

This knit cardigan by suzy rai is absolutely one of a kind! Wouldn’t it be just perfect for spring days and summer evenings? This patchwork cardigan pattern is beginner friendly and pretty quick to knit if you are using recommended bulky yarn or even a medium weight yarn. It is also a perfect project for any scrap yarn that is waiting to be used in your stash.

If you like unique fashion designs, you have certainly found something to wear here. All the colors make our heads spin!

Level: upper beginner Author: suzy rai

Knit Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are on lovecrafts.com. The free tutorial is on Instagram

4. Swatch It Up Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

This jumper is amazing, I must say! Such a beautiful, bold fashion statement by The Crafty MD. This wonder will serve you no matter the season.

Not only is this patchwork sweater pattern great for beginners, but will also teach you few new stitches. It is also easy to customize with different yarn types and knitting gauge, just read your yarn label. Moreover,  you can experiment with colors here in order to suit your personal taste. We are confident that you will not cease at a single version!

Level: upper beginner Author: The Crafty MD

Knitted Sweater

The original pattern and the photos are on thecraftymd.wixsite.com. For additional info please visit ravelry.com.


What kind of yarn to choose for patchwork sweaters?

Your choice of popular yarn should of course depends on the season and the desired final effect! If you are knitter or crocheter in need of a warm sweater for autumn and winter that is meant to give you the feeling of perfect coziness, you should go for super chunky yarn. You will end up with a weighty piece and that cool vibe we all look for in patchwork sweaters. For warmer days, worsted weight yarn, aran weight yarn will work perfectly as well.

Can a beginner knit a patchwork sweater?

Absolutely! These patterns range in difficulty from completely beginner to intermediate. You can easily find projects that do not require much experience. Quite basic stitches are usually used for squares in patchwork sweaters and not much precision is needed.

How to choose colors for patchwork sweaters?

In the world of knitting patterns for patchwork sweaters, the more colorful the better! Bold color combinations are the essence of these projects, so feel free to set your creative spirit free and experiment.

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  1. Hi, I think the links for the second pattern aren’t right, they keep taking me to the information for the first cardigan listed. Thanks!

    1. Hi Celeste, the second one is based on the same pattern as the first one. The author interpreted the pattern in this way. Hope this helps!

  2. ‘I can’t find download for Big Block Pull over that was shown in pastel colors. I did register with Raverly

  3. Sorry, cannot find the Festival Cardigan “free pattern.” I went to the “Love crafts.com” and it says it is $2.98

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